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Neelabh sourav Four poems

Neelabh sourav Four poems

Neelabh Sourav Four Poems

Neelabh Sourav Four Poems

Translated from Assamese by: Bibekananda Choudhury


I saw a variegated face on your hands
I saw a chequered venomous snake
Eyes bulging
Cheek nose swelled up like the character
in the painting of Van Gogh
Coughing intermittently
I saw an amazing sight on your palms
Magical actor fingers
I got startled on reading
What have you written

How dare you
Making a mincemeat of people
What an astonishing devilish pen I saw
On your hands



Bird flies
So bird is restless
You say
House is stable,
tree is stable

At the last point of your visible limit
There is a wall at that very place
Another behind you

On both left and right
There are two more

At the distance beyond your sight
The houses fly
The trees fly

Be stable.



A shirt lay standing on the road
People have gathered forming a crowd
To form a crowd is people’s duty
People have learnt a lot through this act
But it was not the assigned duty
of the shirt that lay standing
The shirt belonged to someone
The crowd of naked people were seeing past and future intermittently
in a sculpted shirt


Yesterday I talked with many

There was a time—you talked to me.
Today is another time—I am talking to you.
There was a time—you had been oblivious
Today is another time—I am oblivious

Wheel rotates thus

Yesterday as I talked I did not feel as before
Because you had been in the West—I in the east

There had been a time you were dissatisfied with something
Today is another time something happened
You like something

I am a fallen tree but old

As you cross you can kick me
But on return you can still talk to me

Yesterday you talked haltingly pondering on between
Because you very well know
You have laid a trap
Without letting the lion or the mouse
To get the scent of it
Pacifying yourself

You taught the rule of
Not the light or the ray
But of darkness

Yesterday you knew
You were vouching against yourself


Neelabh Sourav Biography


Jebunnahar Joni

জেবুননাহার জনি। Jebunnahar joni. কবি ও গল্পকার। জন্ম : ১১ জানুয়ারি, নারায়ণগঞ্জ; পৈতৃকনিবাস মাদারীপুর। পিতা : আতাউর রহমান হাওলাদার, মাতা : নুরুননাহার খান। সমাজকল্যাণে বিএ সম্মানসহ এমএ। পেশা : শিক্ষকতা। লেখার বিষয় : কবিতা ও গল্প। প্রকাশিত গ্রন্থ : মেঘলা রাতে চাঁদ (গল্প, ২০০৭), বিরান পথের কাশবন (কবিতা, ২০১৭)। পুরস্কার : গাংচিল সাহিত্য পুরস্কার (২০১১), সমধারা সাহিত্য পুরস্কার (২০১৫)।